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Dance Theatre of Harlem

January 22-23, 2022
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Dance Theatre of Harlem pushes the pinnacle of balletic expression with this exhilarating mixed repertory program that features two Detroit premieres. Passage, a ground-breaking contemporary work from choreographer Claudia Schreier and Higher Ground based on the Stevie Wonder hit.


February 26-27, 2022
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A sensation in MOT’s 2014-2015 season, the Detroit production of Frida is considered one of the most powerful presentations of this authentic, inspiring opera. Frida returns with the original cast including Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Ricardo Herrera as Diego Rivera.

Ballet Hispánico

March 19-20, 2022
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Audience favorite Ballet Hispánico returns with an evening of the Detroit premiere of Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva, a full-length ballet celebrating one of the most spellbinding women of South American history.

La bohème

April 2-10, 2022
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How do we go from tragedy to hope? From death to life? From loneliness to love? In this visionary treatment of Puccini’s opus La bohème, MOT does just that — by presenting the opera in reverse order.

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

May 14-22, 2022
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This new production of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X is a powerful, moving exploration of how one man’s fight to define his life on his own terms became the battle cry for justice of an entire people.

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3Transformational Gifts Build a Foundation for MOT’s Next 50

You may have recently read in the news of three extraordinary grant awards Michigan Opera Theatre received in support of artistic work, audience growth, general operations, and the Capital Campaign for the Detroit Opera House. These generous contributions are an investment in the new work MOT is undertaking…

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Wayne S. Brown talks One to One with Musical America

Michigan Opera Theatre’s Prisdent and CEO Wayne S. Brown talked with Musical America’s Susan Elliot as part of their on-going interview series ...

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MOT Statement on the passing of Karen VanderKloot DiChiera

Michigan Opera Theatre mourns the passing of Karen VanderKloot DiChiera.  “Ms. DiChiera’s leadership and commitment to Michigan Opera Theatre has been unwavering from the earliest days of our organization,” says Wayne S. Brown, MOT President and CEO.

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Reviews: Bliss

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here!   Rachel Hoh This was my first time experienc...

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